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Dissent | Deepak Kaul | Book Review

November 8, 2016

Dissent | Deepak Kaul | Book Review

By Sankalpita

STORIES: 3/5

THEME: 2/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

“A Short story is a different thing all together- a short story is like a kiss in the dark from a stranger” – Stephen King

Another quote says that a story should be…

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Travel is so Broadening | Wasela Hiyate | Book Review

November 8, 2016

Travel is so Broadening | Wasela Hiyate | Book Review

By Sankalpita

STORIES: 3.5/5

THEME: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Ever since the travel bug bit me back in the early months of 2015, I have always found myself getting attracted to books revolving around travel, food, countries, people a…

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Define Thirty-Six Twice of Eighteen | Shikhashikz | Book Review

September 10, 2016

Define Thirty-Six Twice of Eighteen | Shikhashikz | Book Review

By Sankalpita

STORIES: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

For me, this past one month has been about reading a lot of short stories but no matter how many short stories you read, you can never get bored of them. And that is the best thing abou…

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The Line Reader | Agni Tripathi | Book Review

November 26, 2015

The Line Reader | Agni Tripathi | Book ReviewBy KC

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Short stories can be a very tricky form of telling tales. There is no scope for elaborate back stories or time to build characters. The time is limited and the impact that the autho…

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Unseasonal Rain | Anupa Mehta | Book Review

August 13, 2015

Unseasonal Rain | Anupa Mehta | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

THEME: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Writing short stories is not an easy job as instead of developing a single set of characters or a single plot line you have to work on multiple ones while at the same time making s…

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Angaaray | Snehal Shingavi | Book Review

June 26, 2015

Angaaray | Snehal Shingavi | Book Review

By Sankalpita

STORY: 3/5

THEME: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

HISTORICAL RELEVANCE: 4/5

Originally written in Urdu language, and first published in 1932, this collection of short stories was immediately banned when it created outrage amongst the colonia…

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Obsession | Various Authors | Book Review

May 28, 2014

obsession stories of eternal love and death

By for Tara

THEMES: 4/5

COHESIVENESS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLES: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

As an ardent Hindi scholar, I have always enjoyed countless short stories from the likes of Sharat Chand and Premchand. Like the many other great authors of their times, these two stalwart…

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